Advanced Micro Devices has unveiled its latest graphics card for workstations: AMD Radeon Pro WX 8200.
Santa Clara, California-based company is targeting machines in the visualization market, unveiling the new graphics cards at Siggraph 2018 Graphics Conference in Vancouver, Canada this week.
"We discover professional products for reliability, innovation and performance," said Nick Pandher, Director of Workstations Traffic at AMD, in a press release. "There is a great demand for visualization, where workflows change."
Pandher claimed that the new cards could beat the performance of the competitor Nvidia Quadro P5000 and P4000 graphics cards in media and entertainment applications.
He said the cards could be used to create high-end animations or virtual reality applications, as well as traditional CAD applications with PC help. The cards start at $ 1000, and pre-orders start August 13 at Newegg.com.
"The new workstation's additional card (AIB) is aggressively located between Nvidia's high-end and mid range AIBs," said Jon Peddie, analyst at Jon Peddie Research, in an email. "It has two special features, design while rendering and CPU and GPU ray tracing."
AMD said that visualization demand is rising in markets such as media, production and architecture. The WX 8200 cards have 56 computing devices that can perform up to 11 teraflops, with support for 8K screens. It can support eight gigabytes of high-bandwidth 2-memory. A number of software partners – from Autodesk to Adobe – have certified that their software works with the new cards.